• Charter Schools

    A charter school is a public school that may provide instruction in grades kindergarten through 12, created and organized by community leaders or community-based organizations, a group of parents, or teachers. Charters can be authorized by a local school district board, county board of education, or the state board of education.

    Our department provides oversight and support to the twelve charter schools authorized by the County Board of Education. We also support school districts in the region that have charter schools authorized by their school boards.

  • Contact Charter Schools Staff

    Juwen Lam Juwen Lam
    Executive Director, Research, Assessment & Accountability Partnerships
    (510) 670-4147
    Araceli Varela Araceli Varela
    Program Specialist
    (510) 670-4236